Season Kickoff Meeting
For woodwinds, in addition to your primary instrument audition, you are welcome to also audition for the complimentary instrument, i.e. flute – piccolo, oboe – English horn. If you choose to do this, you will need to play three excerpts for your audition, one of your choosing, and the two posted above.
An email will be sent out on the evening of Sept. 14 giving the names of those who have been chosen for the LSO this year.
Information on the Concerto Competition is available here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule
All regular rehearsals are Sundays from 7:00-9:30 pm at the School of Music Rehearsal Hall, unless otherwise noted. Please arrive at 6:45 pm to set up and warm up.
Jan. 16 - Thursday, 6:30-9:00 pm, NCRC dining room, bldg. 18
Jan. 18 - Saturday, 4:00 pm, Dress Rehearsal, Hill Auditorium
Jan. 19 - Sunday, 4:00 pm, Concert, Hill Auditorium
Apr. 22 - Tuesday, Palmer Commons
Apr. 24 - Thursday, Revelli Hall
Apr. 26 - Saturday, time TBD, Dress Rehearsal, Hill Auditorium
Apr. 27 - Sunday, 4:00 pm, Concert, Hill Auditorium
If you know in advance that you will need to miss 1, 2 or 3 rehearsals, please email the dates to email@example.com. You should also send a message to that address about any unplanned absences. Keep in mind that after three absences for any reason, your participation in the LSO concert will be at the discretion of the music director.
LSO Financial Needs
The annual LSO membership fee is $50 due at the beginning of the season and collected at the first rehearsal. Please pay by check. Payments above $50 are welcome and the amount in excess of the $50 membership fee is tax-deductible. In addition, tax-deductible contributions may be made online anytime during the season. The LSO is entirely self-supported and welcomes contributions in any amount. The annual cost of presenting 2 free concerts a year at Hill Auditorium is approximately $20,000.
LSO handbooks will be distributed at the first rehearsal. If you will not be able to attend, and you need music and a handbook, please find Angela Noble at a rehearsal. A printable version of the handbook will be available here soon. Rehearsal information is always most current on the website.
LSO Attendance Policy
The LSO realizes that members of the life sciences community are extremely busy; however, accepting a position in the LSO also means accepting a responsibility to your fellow musicians to learn your music, attend rehearsals, and attend concerts. If you are worried about potential conflicts with LSO rehearsals and concerts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before auditioning. Regular unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the orchestra.
If you are interested in finding other ensembles at U-M or in the Ann Arbor area, click here to get a list of amateur ensembles.
Email the executive committee at email@example.com.
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